1931 - Swiss artist Albert Hurter joined the Disney staff, giving the look of cartoons like Snow White a more Germanic storybook look.
1939 - SUPERDEAL FOR DC - Joe Seigel and Jerry Shuster, two aspiring cartoonists, create in High School a character called "Superman". Jewish kids, they had read about the Nazis racial concept of the Aryan Superman and they wanted to show a Superman could be on the American side. On this day they sell all the rights to Detective Comics (D.C.) for $130. When the first megabudget Superman movie was being made in the 1976 - the National Cartoonist's Society pointed out that Seigel and Schuster were now blind indigents who never shared a nickel of the multi-millions their creation had made. Jeannie Schuster, the model for Lois Lane told the National CartooistÕs Society in 1998 "Artists have to stick together, because only then will you have power!"
1967 - The American Film Institute formed.
1912 - Carl Laemmele starts Universal Pictures.
1946 - Bob Clampett's Kitty Kornered, the first Sylvester cartoon.
1934 - Walt Disney's The Wise Little Hen, the first Donald Duck cartoon.
1910 - George Herriman's comic strip Krazy Kat debuted.
1957 - The Tom Terrific cartoon debuted on The Captain Kangaroo Show.
1995 - 110,000 people attend the premiere of Disney's Pocahontas in Central Park New York, the largest ever opening for an animated film.
1984 - The Disney Company paid 32 million dollars in greenmail to corporate raider Saul Steinberg to make him go away.
1956 - CBS Cartoon Theater premiered.
1939 - The Motion Picture Mothers, Inc., formed by the mothers of movie stars.
1890 - Stan Laurel, skinny half of Laurel and Hardy, born
1910 - Pete Burness, Disney animator born.
1964 - The first Universal Studios tram tour.
1941 - The Hollywood Premiere of Walt Disney's The Reluctant Dragon was disrupted by a mob of his striking cartoonists. The police actually cordoned off Hollywood Blvd. around the Pantages Theater for fear of what the rampaging cartoonists might do.
1933 - Max Fleischer promoted Lillian Friedman to be the first woman animator in American theatrical films.
1904 - Phil Harris , cartoon voice actor and bandleader, born.
1984 - Hollywood introduced the PG-13 rating for the film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."
1935 - Disney's short Who Killed Cock Robin?